An Easy and Healthy Way to Make Corn on the Cob

I used to have such a problem making corn-on-the-cob. Sometimes it would be great, sometimes it would be horrible. And it always took at least 30 minutes.

Then we went over to a neighbor's house for dinner, and she served the best corn. I asked her how she made it and to my surprise, her method was simple and only took about 10 minutes.

This is Jodi's method for making corn-on-the-cob.

Peel your corn cobs and put them into a pan tall enough to hold them with the lid on. I break mine in half. 2 reasons for that: my kids think it's fun to have corn their hands can hold and then I can use a smaller pan which takes less dishwasher space.

Fill just the bottom 1/2-1 inch with water. That's it! Put the lid on and bring to a boil. Since there is barely any water inside, the water boils quickly. Boil for about 10 minutes (really you are steaming). Then the corn is ready to eat. It turns out great every time. Since you are using so little water, fewer nutrients are leached out into the cooking water.

Corn gets a bad rap as an unhealthy food, but really any food that God created is generally healthy for us. :) It is higher calorie than other veggies and it's starchy, but so what. Just eat a green veggie with your meal to round it out. Or do like we do and just eat only corn for dinner. LoL

Seriously though, if you've watched documentary's like King Corn (Green Packaging), then I'm sure you've got an anti-corn feeling, but the main reason corn would be a problem is because of the massive quantities of corn we eat. Wait a second....we only eat corn once or twice a month at most. But wait...almost all processed foods contain corn in some form (high fructose corn syrup anyone?).

All of our milk, eggs, and meat products are made from animals fed diets of corn...and soy. Processed foods contain a lot of soy too. Moderation is key. Unfortunately, most of our food sources contain so much of the same things that it's hard to keep everything in balance. Sorry for the rant....enjoy your corn while it's still in season.


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